Prosecutors Defend Ghislaine Maxwell Prison Check Discovery

Prosecutors Defend Ghislaine Maxwell Prison Check Discovery

(ReliableNews.org) – Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been held in a federal detention facility in Manhattan since her July 2020 arrest. She faces multiple charges related to her alleged recruitment and sexual abuse of young women and underage girls with Epstein. Guards found Epstein dead in his jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting trial. Although ruled a suicide, but there is significant speculation he was murdered.

Federal prosecutors defended the decision to conduct a flashlight inspection of Maxwell’s holding cell while she sleeps. Detention center officers conduct the check every 15 minutes. Maxwell’s attorneys claim the assessments disrupt her sleep, raising health concerns.

Prosecutors told the judge hearing Maxwell’s case on Wednesday, May 5, that she wasn’t under a suicide watch. However, the checks were necessary to ensure her continued safety and welfare. According to prosecutors, the nature of her alleged crimes and the stress accompanying a high-profile case like hers justifies the added security measure.

Maxwell’s trial was set to begin in July but was postponed to early fall earlier this week. We will keep you posted on developments in this ongoing story.

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